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FSC certification yields financial benefits for tropical forest businesses, shows WWF report

05 August 2015

A new WWF cost-benefit analysis of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification on a cross-section of forest operators finds that tropical and small or medium producers, regardless of geography, can benefit significantly from attaining FSC certification.   Read FSC certification yields financial benefits for tropical forest businesses, shows WWF report

Bhutan's first national tiger survey shows rise in population - but regional crisis looms

30 July 2015

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 

On Global Tiger Day, Bhutan announces that it is home to 103 tigers, an increase on the previous estimate of 75. However, WWF warns that Southeast Asia is facing a crisis, as some countries do not have up-to-date information on their tiger populations. Read Bhutan's first national tiger survey shows rise in population - but regional crisis looms

Sharks, whales and beautiful anemones: surely not in our seas?!

28 July 2015

Heading to the coast this summer? You’ll be surprised at what you could discover. In a new film launched today, WWF-UK unveils ten unexpected species living in the Celtic Seas, including blue sharks, orca whales, and even the vulnerable harbour porpoise.
Read Sharks, whales and beautiful anemones: surely not in our seas?!

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WWF-UK supporters choose snow leopard as face of renewable plastic credit card

22 July 2015


To celebrate the 20th anniversary of MBNA’s partnership with WWF, which has generated contributions of over £13 million for the benefit of nature, a new ‘first to market’ renewable credit card featuring the endangered snow leopard has been launched. Read WWF-UK supporters choose snow leopard as face of renewable plastic credit card

BRICS sustainable finance regulatory initiatives put under the microscope

20 July 2015

Gland, Switzerland: A new WWF report finds some BRICS countries are seeing initial success around environmental and social responsibility initiatives driven by improvements to financial market regulations. The report, Financial Market Regulation for Sustainable Development in the BRICS Countries, also outlines how some BRICS countries have gone beyond recognising the potential for financial systems and institutions to make a positive difference, and are in fact already addressing sustainability challenges by adapting their regulatory frameworks. Read BRICS sustainable finance regulatory initiatives put under the microscope

New global finance deal sets stage for sustainable development agenda

16 July 2015

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (16 July) – Governments agreed today on a new global financing framework that integrates the three dimensions of sustainable development: economic growth, environmental protection and social inclusion. The agreement came at the closing meeting of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development.
 
Read New global finance deal sets stage for sustainable development agenda

WWF calls for more countries to support central Arctic fishing ban

16 July 2015

Arctic Council observer countries, including the UK, should be the first to join a new commercial fishing moratorium in the Central Arctic says WWF.
Read WWF calls for more countries to support central Arctic fishing ban

WWF-UK Summer Budget response

08 July 2015

Responding to today’s Budget, WWF-UK CEO David Nussbaum said:

“The Chancellor once promised to make the Treasury a green ally, not a foe.  He should be using the first Conservative-only Budget for almost two decades to put the country on a cost-effective path to a sustainable and clean economy and secure our energy supply far into the future.
Read WWF-UK Summer Budget response

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WWF and Unilever announce partnership to inspire consumers and help protect a million trees

07 July 2015

WWF and Unilever have announced a one-year, international partnership to engage consumers in the fight against deforestation – one of the key drivers of climate change – and help protect a million trees.  Read WWF and Unilever announce partnership to inspire consumers and help protect a million trees

WWF comment on proposed third runway at Heathrow

01 July 2015


Chief Executive David Nussbaum said:

“UK aviation has a serious emissions challenge.  Runway expansion would make the problem worse and the solutions tougher.  The Prime Minister should consider that ordinary families, businesses and our environment will gain little from a new runway.  Expanding Heathrow would be the worst outcome for the environment.  It would lead to the greatest increases in noise, in air pollution, and in climate-damaging CO2 emissions.
Read WWF comment on proposed third runway at Heathrow

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